About this unit
Political Thought in Action is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Macquarie University. The unit allows you to take an autonomous, self-directed learning approach towards studying a topic of political relevance in further detail. You will then present your thesis to academic experts in the field.
To begin with, you will explore the basics of proposing a research topic, and then how to develop this into a proper research project. You will then consider different research methods, before learning how to effectively write and structure a thesis.
Ultimately, Political Thought in Action empowers you with the skills to create an in-depth research project with a strong, coherent argument. You will then be able to use these abilities when creating research projects in a professional context.
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In order to enrol, you must have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in or intending to enrol in the following units:
- States and Nations
- Australian Foreign Policy
- American Politics
This unit is an elective in the following course:
- Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Political Thought in Action unit, the topics you will study include:
- How to propose a research topic
- How to develop this idea into a research project
- Issues related to methods of research
- Issues related to structuring and writing a thesis
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
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